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Title: Vegetation and terrain effects on digital classification of LANDSAT imagery
Authors: Satterwhite, Melvin B.
Keywords: LANDSAT
Plant community
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ETL ; 0292.
Description: Research note
Abstract: LANDSAT scenes from the northern Chihuahuan Desert, south-central New Mexico and western Texas, taken in March and August 1975, were analyzed using conventional supervised digital image analysis techniques. The study objective was to evaluate the digitally classified LANDSAT image against known ground condition and determine those vegetative and terrain factors that could aid the manual interpretation of the classified image. The interpretation of the image and correct classification of most areas were greatly assisted by knowledge of plant community-landform relations, the species phonological and physiognomic characteristics, and the reflectance-cover relationsions for the soil and vegetation conditions in each scene.
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